10 Interesting facts about The Boeing 747

  1. In 1968 the 1st 747-100 was completed
  2. The 747-100 entered commercial service in 1970
  3. The 747-8 Freighter could hold approximately 19 million ping-pong balls or golf balls.
  4. 15 have been modified 15 747s for special purposes. The most famous is  the U.S. presidential Air Force One airplanes,
  5. The 747-8 is the longest commercial aircraft 250 ft 2 in (76.3 m)
  6. Wingspan is as wide as two 737-700’s end-to-end
  7. Tail height is 63 ft
  8. Range is approximately 7,790 nautical miles (14,430 km).
  9. Maximum takeoff weight is almost one million pounds.
  10. There are 14 stairs in the stairwell to the upper deck.

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One Comment on “10 Interesting facts about The Boeing 747”

  1. July 19, 2014 at 7:34 AM #

    I find this fascinating:
    “A 747-400 has six million parts, half of which are fasteners” 🙂

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